Thursday, May 8, 2014

How to Install Brother Printer on Ubuntu 14.04 via terminal


1. Go to Brother Support Page

2. Find your printer's support page for linux (Brother has excellent support for linux)

For example, the network printer for me was HL-5470DW.

3. Download all the downloadables (3 in this case).


4. Extract the Driver Install Tool. (Open a terminal, go to the Downloads directory and type the following)
$ gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz

5. Run the script.
$ bash linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name
'Brother machine name' in my case was hl5470dw.

6. When you see the message "Will you specify the DeviceURI ?",
 For USB Users: Choose N(No)
 For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and Device URI.

Thats all. You can now see the printer in your print dialog box everywhere.

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